Alpine Scramble - Baldy—Gray Wolf Ridge—Mount Deception Traverse

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Alpine Scramble - Baldy—Gray Wolf Ridge—Mount Deception Traverse

Although unseen from Seattle, Mount Deception (7,788 ft) is the second highest peak in the Olympics. This route offers an immersive journey, mostly over cross country terrain, to achieve this beautiful summit. It's a very strenuous and challenging scramble (nominally 3 days), and uses the Gray Wolf ridge above the Dungeness River valley.

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  • Strenuous, Rock Scramble, Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 27.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 12,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,788 ft

Various P&Rs to accommodate attendees, an early ferry ride for some of us, then the Dungeness River trailhead.

-Although unseen from Seattle, Mount Deception (7,788 ft) is the second highest peak in the Olympics.  This route offers an immersive journey, mostly over cross country terrain, to achieve this beautiful summit. It's a very strenuous and challenging scramble (nominally 3 days), and uses the Gray Wolf ridge above the Dungeness River valley.   Although scheduled for 4 days, we will settle on a 3 day period soon to accommodate vacation times for our party members. The total distance is ~27 miles (~17 miles off trail) and offers a total elevation gain of ~12,500 feet.  Photos can be seen here.

Route/Place

Baldy & Tyler Peak



  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    USGS Mt Deception

    USGS Tyler Peak
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